Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not “natural” or biological, but the product of an historical development begun in the second millennium B.C. ‘The Creation of Patriarchy’ by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. She argues that this dominance is not rooted in biology, but rather has been the product of historical developments going back to the Ancient Near East. In her book The Creation of Patriarchy (1986), Lerner explores male dominance over women. This could transform our entire historical body of knowledge. In modern patriarchy, some men hold more power (and privilege) by virtue of position of authority, and this hierarchy of power (and privilege) is considered acceptable. A teacher by profession, a student of women's and gender studies, a life long learner and passionate feminist. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the ... Inclusive social protection: policy implications. Although historically, patriarchy was a form of social organization in which the father or eldest male headed a family or tribe, the word's meaning has been extended to mean governance or domination by men, Dr. Lerner said. As 2013 dawns, Women’s Studies and Women’s History are standard, credible, degree-producing disciplines. In an interview with Jeffrey Mishlove on “Thinking Aloud,” Lerner described her work on the subject of patriarchy: “Other groups that were subordinated in history — peasants, slaves, colonials, any kind of group, ethnic minorities — all of those groups knew very quickly that they were subordinated, and they developed theories about their liberation, about their rights as human beings, about what kind of struggle to conduct in order to emancipate themselves. Gerda Lerner‘s 1986 history classic, The Creation of Patriarchy, traces the development of the patriarchy to the second millennium B.C.E. Gerda Lerner's 1986 history classic, The Creation of Patriarchy, traces the development of the patriarchy to the second millennium B.C.E. Author: Gerda Lerner. Gerda Lerner‘s 1986 history classic, The Creation of Patriarchy, traces the development of the patriarchy to the second millennium B.C.E. She gathered research on people groups that in her time had not typically been the subject of scholarship. in the middle east, putting gender relations at the center of the story of civilization's history. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Patriarchy, she believes, arose partly from the practice of intertribal exchanges of women for marriage ''in which women acquiesced because it was functional for the tribe.''. Women could gain some status and privilege in patriarchy by limiting her child-bearing capacity to just one man, so that he could depend on her children being his children. You notice a particular piece only when you move it around into a new arrangement. Foucault argued that historical interpretation was ultimately based on claims to power. The article is an enquiry into how the male gaze has reformed itself to find a comfortable residence in 21st century’s camera or digital patriarchy. Males alone became mediators between god and man while women were denied equal access to learning, and to priesthood. Among pioneers in the field of women's history, there is a name you should know: Gerda Lerner. Come, let me tell you why we should all be feminists! In 1981, she became the first woman in 50 years to be named president of the Organization of American Historians. They were kept away from any learning or intellectual pursuits. And in order to understand it I had to understand really whether patriarchy was, as most of us have been taught, a natural, almost God-given condition, or whether it was a human invention coming out of a specific historic period.